On Thursday evening I drove the few miles over to the store and got in line right around 6 when the event was due to start. Roughly 45 minutes later I was at the table with the man himself who, true to his character, was very outgoing and personable with everyone, chatting, shaking hands, and happily taking pictures.
I decided to have him sign this Sports Illustrated from August of 2007 when he was on the cover:
It wasn't exactly in mint condition but I still feel like it'll look great framed. And yeah, yeah, I remember what happened with Michigan Football's season not long after this issue came out, but I mean, come on, this is a beautiful cover!
Like I said, Mike was more than happy to let everyone get a photo op, and here was mine:
It was quite the experience and one I'll remember for a long time considering Hart is one of my favorite all-time Wolverines!